When David Child, a major client of a corrupt New York law firm, is arrested for murder, the FBI ask con-artist-turned-lawyer Eddie Flynn to secure Child as his client and force him to testify against the firm.
Eddie’s not a man to be coerced into representing a guilty client, but the FBI have incriminating files on Eddie’s wife, and if Eddie won’t play ball, she’ll pay the price.
When Eddie meets Child he’s convinced the man is innocent, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary. With the FBI putting pressure on him to secure the plea, Eddie must find a way to prove Child’s innocence while keeping his wife out of danger – not just from the FBI, but from the firm itself.
My Review: If you like clever, legal thrillers with action, humour and fast paced twists and turns then you really, really, really need to read The Plea – but first you must read The Defence which is book 1 in the Eddie Flynn series.
It’s difficult to express just how exciting these books are until you’ve read one. Eddie Flynn is a brilliant character – an ex-conman/hustler now hotshot lawyer in New York who sees angles and opportunities everywhere. He’s clever, charming and if I ever get indicted for a felony – I will be calling Eddie for help. With a fascinating backstory, some really dodgy friends and the ability to spot a con from 50 feet away Eddie Flynn really is one of my favourite legal characters around.
Highly recommended for readers who enjoy intelligent thrillers.
About the Author: Steve Cavanagh was born and raised in Belfast and is a practicing lawyer and holds a certificate in Advanced Advocacy. He is married with two young children. The Defence was chosen as one of Amazon’s great debuts for 2015, as part of their Amazon Rising Stars programme. In 2015 Steve received the ACES award for Literature from the Northern Ireland Arts Council. The Defence was longlisted for the Crime Writer’s Association Ian Fleming Steel Dagger, and shortlisted for two Dead Good Readers Awards.
Steve writes fast-paced legal thrillers set in New York City featuring series character Eddie Flynn.